Cinnomer®


(Glatiramer Acetate)

Simplicity, Reliability, Safety


Overview

Cinnomer® is a polypeptide combination of four amino acids which affects the immune system.

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Injection: 40 mg per mL in a single-dose prefilled syringe. For subcutaneous use only.

Injection: 40 mg per mL in a single-dose prefilled auto-injector. For subcutaneous use only.

Indication and Usage

Cinnomer® is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and to prevent relapse of MS.

Cinnomer® will not cure MS, but it can make relapses occur less often.

Cinnomer® may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide

How to Use?

Use Cinnomer® exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Cinnomer® is injected under the skin. You may be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.

This medicine comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Wash and dry your hands before preparing the syringe and giving the injection.

Use a different place on your body each time you give yourself an injection. Your doctor will show you the places on your body where you can safely inject the medication. Do not inject Cinnomer® into the same place two times within 1 week.

Cinnomer® prefilled syringes and auto-injectors are for a single use only. Throw away the syringes after each injection.

Before using Cinnomer®, take it out of the refrigerator and let it warm at room temperature for 20 minutes. Do not warm the medication in a microwave or hot water. Do not remove air bubbles from the syringe or you may accidentally remove a small amount of the medicine.

Do not use Cinnomer® if it has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medication.

Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Do not stop using Cinnomer® without first talking with your doctor.

What should I know BEFORE treatment?

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Cinnomer® or to mannitol.

To make sure Cinnomer® is safe for you, tell your doctor about your other medical conditions.

What should I know DURING treatment?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.

Talk with your doctor before getting any vaccines. Use with this drug may either raise the chance of an infection or make the vaccine not work as well.

You may have more chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.

Adverse Reactions / Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Some side effects may occur during the injection. Tell your caregiver right away if you feel anxious, warm, itchy, tingly, or have a pounding heartbeat, tightness in your throat, or trouble breathing. This type of reaction may occur even after you have been using Cinnomer® for several months.

Common side effects include: redness, minor pain, itching, swelling, a lump, or skin changes where the injection was given.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Contact Patient Support

If you notice any effects that are not listed above, discuss them with your doctor or click here to see Orchid Pharmed Patient Support Center contact details.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Cinnomer® is not expected to harm an unborn baby; however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Cinnomer® should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Cinnomer® passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How Supplied / Storage and Handling

Store Cinnomer® in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 °F (2 and 8 °C). Do not freeze. Do not use Cinnomer® if it has been frozen; throw it away. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cinnomer® out of the reach of children and away from pets.

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